Elements of Sonata Theory PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Elements of Sonata Theory free pdf Elements of Sonata Theory is a comprehensive, richly detailed rethinking of the basic principles of sonata form in the decades around 1800. This foundational study draws upon the joint strengths of current music history and music theory to outline a new, up-to-date paradigm for understanding the compositional choices found in the instrumental works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and their contemporaries: sonatas, chamber music, symphonies, overtures, and concertos. In so doing, it also lays out the indispensable groundwork for anyone wishing to confront the later adaptations and deformations of these basic structures in the nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries. Combining insightful music analysis, contemporary genre theory, and provocative hermeneutic turns, the book brims over with original ideas, bold and fresh ways of awakening the potential meanings within a familiar musical repertory. Sonata Theory grasps individual compositions-and each of the individual moments within them-as creative dialogues with an implicit conceptual background of flexible, ever-changing historical norms and patterns. These norms may be recreated as constellations "compositional defaults," any of which, however, may be stretched, strained, or overridden altogether for individualized structural or expressive purposes. This book maps out the terrain of that conceptual background, against which what actually happens-or does not happen-in any given piece may be assessed and measured. The Elements guides the reader through the standard (and less-than-standard) formatting possibilities within each compositional space in sonata form, while also emphasizing the fundamental role played by processes of large-scale circularity, or "rotation," in the crucially important ordering of musical modules over an entire movement. The book also illuminates new ways of understanding codas and introductions, of confronting the generating processes of minor-mode sonatas, and of grasping the arcs of multimovement cycles as wholes. Its final chapters provide individual studies of alternative sonata types, including "binary" sonata structures, sonata-rondos, and the "first-movement form" of Mozart's concertos.

About James Hepokoski

James Hepokoski is Professor of Music at Yale University. His research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century music, musical form, hermeneutics, and historiography. Warren Darcy is Professor of Music Theory at Oberlin College Conservatory. His book Wagner's Das Rheingold (Oxford, 1993) won the Society for Music Theory's Wallace Berry Award in 1995.

Details Book

Author : James Hepokoski
Publisher : Oxford University Press Inc
Data Published : 28 April 2011
ISBN : 0199773912
EAN : 9780199773916
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 692 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Elements of Sonata Theory



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Ludwig Five Great Piano Sonata free pdfLudwig Five Great Piano Sonata

    The most famous of the composer's 32 piano sonatas: Sonata No. 8 in C Minor. Op. 13 ("Pathetique"). Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor. Op. 27. No. 2 ("Moonlight")- Sonata No. 21 in C Major. Op. 53 ("Waldstein")- Sonata No..


  • Haydn Piano Sonatas Book 1 free pdfHaydn Piano Sonatas Book 1

    This book contains sheet music for following Haydn Piano Sonatas. Sonata In C Major (1750-55) Sonata In Bb Major Sonata In C Major(1765) Sonata In A Major.


  • Sonata in A Minor K. 310 (Signature Series free pdfSonata in A Minor K. 310 (Signature Series

    Mozart's Sonata in A minor is published as part of ABRSM's 'Signature' Series - a series of authoritative performing editions of standard keyboard works. prepared from original sources by leading scholars..


  • Sonata in G, Op. 14 No. 2 free pdfSonata in G, Op. 14 No. 2

    Beethoven's Sonata in G is published as part of ABRSM's 'Signature' series - a series of authoritative performing editions of standard keyboard works. prepared from original sources by leading scholars..


  • The Kreutzer Sonata [RUS] free pdfThe Kreutzer Sonata [RUS]

    The Kreutzer Sonata is a novella by Leo Tolstoy. named after Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. The novella was published in 1889 and promptly censored by the Russian authorities. The work is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous rage..


  • Elements of Sonata Theory free pdfElements of Sonata Theory

    . Elements of Sonata Theory is a comprehensive, richly detailed rethinking of the basic principles of sonata form in the decades around 1800. This foundational study draws upon the joint strengths of